Compensation for stolen caravan

A Mountmellick man has been given another chance to pay compensation after being convicted of handling stolen property.

A Mountmellick man has been given another chance to pay compensation after being convicted of handling stolen property.

Anthony Cawley, 1 Derrycloney, Mountmellick, committed the offence at his home address on July 25 last year. The item in question was a caravan that had been stolen from Northern Ireland. Cawley and his wife were living in the caravan, which they claimed they had paid €4,700 for.

Cawley was ordered to pay compensation when the case was first heard, but when he appeared back before the court last week his solicitor, Mr Philip Meagher said he only had €450 saved as he had not been able to secure work.

Judge Staines noted that the injured party had to come down from Northern Ireland and was at a loss of €3000. She put the matter back to December 19 and told Cawley to have €1,500 by that date.